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Scrasamax
August 21, 2014
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Votes: 4 / 4.500000
7 Things about Team Building    Articles  (Fiction)   (Game Mastering)

The team is the functional core of a story, and as such, team building is vital to the flow of the story.

Mageek
August 16, 2014
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Votes: 2 / 4.250000
Necropolis    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Puzzles)

It lies nestled deep in the wooded hills surrounding Craeger’s Crossing, carved from the living rock of the outcroppings which dot the landscape. Evil may not enter. The living may not enter. None who have sought the remains of Sir Valyrian and the Mirror of the Zealot have ever returned. Now it is your chance to perish.

Necropolis is a self-contained role-playing puzzle adventure for three players. Heavily influenced by Dungeon & Dragons and the Tomb of Horrors, this adventure is specifically designed to strip away all of the extra fluff and focus on puzzle solving and sweet, sweet, horror.

valadaar
August 14, 2014
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
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Beans - Magic Beans!    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

A bag of enchanted beans. Dare you plant them?

Scrasamax
August 12, 2014
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Comments: 1
Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 4.500000
Federation Ship Types    Items  (Transports)   (Combat)

Aerospace Capitol Ships of the Atlantic Federation

Scrasamax
August 11, 2014
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.000000
Necrotrons    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)

The dark side of the ubiquitous skeletron, corrupted from within by it's own basic technology.

Scrasamax
August 7, 2014
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 4.500000
Teratology    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

In the years before the advent of arcanotechnology and dimensional fatigue events, teratology was the study of abnormalities and biological deformations. In the wake of the second renaissance, it became the study of exomorphs, extradimensional entities, and most prominently, teratomorphs, more commonly and vulgarly known as kaiju.

Wizard of Justice
August 2, 2014
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Votes: 3 / 3.666667
Balor's Embrace    Items  (Armor)   (Cursed)

The warrior's footfalls echoed on the cobbles. His breath steamed in the cold, frosty air. He heard the frantic movement of assailants in the shadowed alley shuffling to surround him.

The warrior laughed. It was a bitter, dry laugh. "It won't do you any good. I feel no pain. Prepare to meet Balor."

Cheka Man
July 31, 2014
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30 Punishments    Systems  (Political)   (Historical)

Normal punishments tend to involve either fines, imprisonment, amputation or execution, but not all crimes are going to be bad enough to be executed for, and imprisonment is often a waste of resources. Here are thirty punishments for those who get out of line and get caught and convicted.

Scrasamax
July 28, 2014
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Votes: 1 / 4.500000
228th Federation Infantry Battalion    Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Area)

The 228th Mountain Lion battalion faced a situation not entirely unlike General Custer some 500 years before. Like Custer's men, the 228th was almost completely destroyed, despite their laser cannons and drop ships.

Chaosmark
July 27, 2014
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.166667
The Soldier and the Princess    Articles  (Fiction)   (Gaming - In General)

A short tale, for when your bard needs a tale of adventure, romance, and tragedy.

Scrasamax
July 24, 2014
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
Heraldry of the Underworld    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

In settings where there are long established underworld thief, criminal and otherwise ne'er do wells there is going to be a system of heraldry associated with those who live in and rule from the shadows.

Nobody
July 20, 2014
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Temple Order: Kord    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Area)

Kord's Temples are the arena's of the world. They draw spectators and contestants alike from across the world.


This is part of my series on deity organizations. Each organization is unique, fully built, well thought out, and adaptable to any campaign setting.

valadaar
July 17, 2014
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
?Lightning Steel & Sundries    Items  (Materials)   (Magical)

Lightning steel is a miraculous metal formed from an alloy of iron, carbon, silver and pure captured lightning.

Nobody
July 12, 2014
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.750000
Temple Order: Vecna    Society/ Organizations  (Religious)   (Area)

Vecna's Order is both reviled, and revered. They trade in secrets and forbidden knowledge.

This is part of my series on deity organizations. Each organization is unique, fully built, well thought out, and adaptable to any campaign setting.

valadaar
June 30, 2014
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
The Black Leviathans    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Water)

The Black Leviathan from the eastern sea is a greater hazard in legend then in fact, as it only infrequently preys upon man. At least, as far as can be told, for many are taken by the sea with no record of their passing.

custos
June 30, 2014
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Ideas: 1
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The connected    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)

What do you mean they are organized and using weapons? We destroyed a group a week ago, they were but simple zombies then...

Scrasamax
June 27, 2014
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 4.000000
Sanzang Combat Robot    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

The precursor to the skeletron, the PPAC Sanzang robot demonstrated the strengths of the fighting robot, and also, ultimately, it's weaknesses

HaroldWiggle
June 27, 2014
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The Cup that Floweth Over    Plots  (Mystical)   (Side-Quest)

‘You are freed from all cares brothers and sisters! All worries! All need to toil and labour for the baron’s taxes, in the guild’s fields and for the peddler’s wares! All the drink you could ever need!’

Final words of an extremely drunk hedge conjurer by name of Oates Greenlock.

caesar193
June 22, 2014
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Votes: 5 / 3.500000
Derran Thurswrat    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

A soldier who deserted his command.

custos
June 18, 2014
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Tools of madness    Items  (Other)   (Magical)

Created by the god of madness, one must be at least a little insane to be able to use them. These tools cause much confusion to those that see them in action and are guaranteed to cause misunderstandings.

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       By: Raptyr

Nine times out of ten, it’s the undead that do the running.

Not strictly animal or vegetable, the Corpse bud is a peculiar individual that shares characteristics from multiple kingdoms and species. In appearance, all corpse buds bear a shape of a large rounded top bud divided into four lateral segments, and a much longer, narrower bottom bud, also divided into four segments. Between the two halves are a set of four radial limbs, rounded on top and flat on the bottom, covered with tiny serrated hooks facing towards the body. In overall size, it’s limbs reach as wide as a spread hand, with the body being as thick as a fist. It is as long as a human hand from top to bottom.

Internally, the top bud of the corpse bud contains a bacteria filled membrane that produces the hydrogen that the corpse bud uses to stay aloft, and a series of fungal gills for the dispersal of spores for reproduction. The lower half of the bud contains a number of fine filaments, as well as a sharp barbed stinger containing a powerful local anaesthesia.

The Corpse Bud mobilizes by inflating its top bud, and steers by rotating its arms rapidly about its body. The corpse bud ordinarily drifts with the wind, orienting towards the scent of recent decay and death. It preys on the recently dead, burrowing the lower bud into the victim, using the anaesthesia in case the victim is dying, and not truly deceased. Once embedded, it releases its filaments into the body, replacing the current nervous system. This gives it full animation of the body, and allows the corpse bud to direct it.

Corpse buds are not a malevolent species, being primarily concerned with breaking down the host body for food, and infecting the reproductive cycle with spores in order to mate with other corpse-bud bodies. To preserve the corpse for this purpose, Corpse buds will seek out dry locations to prevent bacteria from destroying the corpses. This often causes a large number of corpse buds to gather in a single location.

In culture, Corpse buds are used to repair broken spines or degenerative diseases, as the sentient mind will easily overcome the mind of the non-sentient corpse bud. Once infected by a corpse bud, however, removal is usually fatal, and the infected individual cannot reproduce, or risk infecting another. Thus, it is a technique often reserved for the elderly, or a last resort.

Necromancers and other dark sorcerers will often preserve the corpses of their victims magically, and infect them with corpse buds, creating traditional undead as well, so as to seed their lairs with undead both offensive and non, in order to throw their enemies off balance. They will also enslave the rudimentary minds of the corpse buds, and transform the docile things into a plague. There have also been accounts of magically transformed corpse buds with stronger minds and a taste for living flesh, but thus far all accounts are unproven rumors.

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